Purchase, NY - The Public Relations Society of America – Westchester/Fairfield chapter (www.prsa-wf.org) announced on Wednesday the election of its 2013 board. The election follows a record membership increase for the chapter in 2012.
Peter Giles, president of Giles Communications, has been named incoming president, and will continue the work of immediate past president, Ken Koprowski of Koprowski Communications.
“Our chapter helps its members advance their careers and businesses with top quality development programs, best-practice sharing, networking opportunities, and peer programs customized to local member needs,” said Giles. “In the year ahead, we’ll continue to expand the Chapter’s educational and program offerings to align with the broader field of communications and, in the process, attract many more new professionals to our cause.”
The PRSA Westchester/Fairfield Chapter 2013 Board of Directors also includes:
§ Director 2011–2013, Viveca Woods (Principal, VMW Public Relations, Greenwich, CT)
§ Secretary, Sue Palmer (Communications Manager, Maryknoll Sisters, Ossining, NY)
§ Treasurer, Shirley Johnson (Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Purdue Pharma, Stamford, Connecticut)
§ Director 2011-2013, Don Levin (President, Levin PR and Marketing, Larchmont, NY)
§ Director 2012-2014, Stephanie Harwood (Principal, S.M. Harwood Consulting, New Canaan, CT)
§ Director 2012-2014, Mark Bruce (President, HiTech PR, Scarsdale, NY)
§ Director 2013-2015, Dawn Dankner-Rosen (President, DDR Public Relations, Pleasantville, NY)
§ Director 2013-2015, Dr. Robert J. Petrausch (Associate Professor, Iona College, Department of Mass Communication, New Rochelle, NY)
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the world’s largest public relations professional association. The organization’s Westchester/Fairfield chapter is the leading organization in the region dedicated to advancing the public relations field. With more than 120 members, the chapter hosts speaker programs and workshops, fosters networking and sponsors professional peer groups, and offers additional tools and resources to help public relations professionals achieve and exceed their career goals. Other benefits, complementing national PRSA offerings, include a job bank, agency/freelance and vendor directories, mentoring, accreditation preparation and access to leading public relations educational services and tools. The chapter also sponsors a PRSSA (student) chapter at Iona College.
The Chapter was awarded first place in PRSA’s national community service competition, “PR Serving America,” in 2012 for its communications leadership of Hands for Life Stamford 2012, which trained 5,141 volunteers in hands-only CPR and the use of AED’s. For more information, visit www.prsa-wf.org.